The Best of Australia

Australia is a huge country. And it takes a really long time to get there. So you have to make the most of your time Down Under. Here are our favorite spots—some famous, others not well known at all—around the country. It will either make your planning a little easier or a whole lot harder.

Photo: Ernie Dingo [CC BY-SA 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons
Abrolhos Islands: Islands That Should Be a National Park

Photo: Brae Restaurant

Birregurra: A Foodie Retreat

Photo: Up on Constance

Brisbane: Rooftop Bars on the Queensland Coast


Photo: Tourism NT (Imagegallery Tourism NT) [Copyrighted free use], via Wikimedia Commons
Bathurst Island: Aboriginal Culture on Remote Islands

Photo: JJ Harrison ( (Own work) [GFDL 1.2 ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons
Canberra: The Often-overlooked Capital

Photo: Sensenmann (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Fraser Island: The Largest Sand Island in the World

Photo: Tourism Tasmania

Grassy: A Visit with Fairy Penguins

Photo: By Andrea Schaffer from Sydney, Australia (Hobart Uploaded by berichard) [CC-BY-2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons
Hobart: The Smallest State’s Capital

Photo: Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble [CC-BY-2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons
Kangaroo Island: An Island Full of Unique Animals

Photo: Kings Canyon Resort

Kings Canyon: The Red Center

Photo: N Preseault

Lake St Clair: A Tasmanian Hideaway

Photo: Art Series Hotel Group

Melbourne: Cool Hotels in Hip Neighborhoods


Port Fairy: The End of Great Ocean Road

Whitsunday Islands: The Perfect Beach

Photo: Paperbark Camp

Woollamia: A Luxury Camp

Photo: Gnangarra… [CC-BY-2.5-au (, via Wikimedia Commons
Yallingup: The Margaret River Wine Region


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